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Slovenian and Montenegrin ministers talk about public administration reform

Slovenian Government Minister of Public Administration Boštjan Koritnik and Montenegrin Minister of Public Administration, Digitalization and Media Tamara Srzentić held a bilateral meeting Wednesday to discuss public administration reform, digital transformation, development of e-government and self-government services . .

Minister Koritnik introduced his Montenegrin counterpart with the introduction of the electronic identity card in Slovenia, which will be available to citizens early next year.
“An electronic ID card with biometric data is a big step towards modern digital services that are secure and reliable. “We want electronic identity to become standard in the region, so we are cooperating in the development of these services and helping the countries of the Western Balkans with our experience,” said the minister.

Koritnik also presented to the Montenegrin guests the project of creating the “Digital Twins” of Slovenia, which will present a digital overview of real events in the Republic of Slovenia. The basic goal is to use state-of-the-art technologies to enable fast and comprehensive monitoring and interpretation of current events, detection of anomalies, trend forecasting, and reporting with visuals for real-time decision making.

The interlocutors agreed that the Covid-19 virus pandemic showed the necessity of digital transformation of the public sector, and at the same time stressed the trust of citizens in the new digital solutions as a key condition for the success of the solutions. Therefore, they called for closer cooperation in this area, which will further improve the joint activities of the two countries so far.

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